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A Fine Balance

  • Q Theatre 305 Queen St Auckland (map)

A Fine Balance

A co-production with Prayas Theatre
Adapted by Sudha Bhuchar from novel by Rohinton Mistry
Directed by Ahi Karunaharan

14 June - 6 July, 2019
Q Theatre, Auckland

Directed by: Ahi Karunaharan
Cast: Ravikanth Gurunathan, Rashmi Pilapitiya, Jatinder Singh, Mustaq Missouri, Mayen Mehta, Mel Odedra, Aman Bajaj, Kalyani Nagarajan

In 1975, a struggling Parsi widow, determined to keep her independence, sets up shop in a tiny apartment, hiring two Hindu tailors and taking on a boarder to make ends meet. From this unlikely gathering of strangers, an accidental family forms, each member fleeing the bondage of their past while creating rich – yet perilous – new bonds over their shared experience of a country in political flux.

Based on Rohinton Mistry’s celebrated, Booker-shortlisted novel, A Fine Balance is a sweeping panorama of India’s tumultuous State of Emergency, punctuated with breathtaking moments of human compassion, spirit and heroism.

A monumental saga of ordinary people resilient through extraordinary change, this vibrant and thought-provoking play sees history come to life – and the stories of the voiceless resonate more powerfully than ever. Don’t miss this epic theatre event.

Prayas, Aotearoa's leading South Asian theatre company, is committed to promoting South Asian talent. We are excited to reach out to a new audience by presenting alongside Auckland Theatre Company this enduring tale of the human spirit in an inhuman state.


“A magnificent piece of storytelling.”

– The Guardian

Please find more information and tickets here.

Earlier Event: 11 June
The NZ Mix Tape
Later Event: 29 June
GABS 2019